Here it is, folks! The reception hall at The Moon & Sixpence, all gussied up for a night out at Mr and Mrs Ruby Slippers' wedding.
The main table. Loving my damask runners! I hung this one forward so it was more noticeable:
A close-up of the main table. Because we couldn't decide on a classic actor or actress to name the main table after, we used one of our classic engagement shots.
A close-up of the candle bling I created to dress up the main table a bit:
Another angle. I also love that the petals spilled over onto the floor:
The table flowers. I'm posting a LOT of these because I love how they came out. Granted, the vases were much bigger than I'd wanted, and created quite a mission at the end of the evening to disassemble, but they looked gorgeous:
Our Oscar favours!
Table views! Yup, posting a lot of these too.
Cary (deliciousness) Grant:
Getting creative through the chair with the fabulous Judy Garland:
The iconic Katharine Hepburn:
The fabulous Ginger Rogers:
Ok, I'll stop now. The other tables were Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis.
Oh look, more flowers:
Hanging table-listings just outside the entrance. I'm so pleased with how these came out. I worked on them for bloody ages! As you can see, I used the same photos as the ones on the tables on the one side, and had the list in a damask border on the other.
We used a different shot from our engagement shoot for the head table listing, though:
The menu, with the same damask border:
I love the mirror bases I rented!
This is the guest book table. We decided to use our baby pics for the heck of it! How cute were we??? (Yes, I had red hair).
A nighttime shot (all the others were taken right after the set up, before the ceremony, but this is what the hall actually looked like to us):
Our starter! The rest of the food was buffet, so it didn't look to exciting on a plate, which is why, I guess, there are no pictures of it! This was a biltong and peppadew tartlet (sounds bizarre, but it was actually the yummiest starter we tried). The vegetarians got versions sans biltong.
The flowers lit for the night. I'm glad the staff at M & S organised this sort of thing!
The outside of the hall. I'm glad we had extra candles to line the steps - it looked so romantic!
I'm actually very pleased with how it all turned out! Hard work paying off, etc etc. :-)
Part I: The Night Before
Part II: Salon, Supermarket & Judy Garland
Part III: Setting Up
Part IV: Prettifying
Part V: All Bridalled Up
Part VI: For the Boys
Part VII: Going to the Chapel and We're...
Part VIII: Meanwhile, Back at the Chapel...
Part IX: Down the Aisle
Part X: Readings, Vows & Tasty Treats
Part XI: Man and Wife
Part XII: Cake and Family
Part XIII: Boys & Girls
Part XIV: Couple Shoot the first
Part XV: Couple Shoot the second
Part XVI: Details - Programs
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